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Central region: Students engage on SWP

The Education Ministry’s branch in the Central region indicated that a total of 18,500 students have been engaged in the Summer Work Program (SWP) as of yesterday.

Asmara, 10 July 2013 – The Education Ministry’s branch in the Central region indicated that a total of 18,500 students have been engaged in the Summer Work Program (SWP) as of yesterday.

Mr. Abraham Berhe, head of the program in the branch office, told Erina that the venture would continue until the 8th of August, and that coordinators as well as agriculture experts have been involved in it.

Accordingly, there exist 37 stations for the program apart from Asmara city, the majority of which lying in Gala-Nefhi sub-zone. The undertaking targets the construction of more than 160 Km-long terraces and the digging of over 731,000 holes for the planting of tree seedlings, besides follow-up of around 56,000 flourished trees. Besides, it would entail sanitary activities in hospitals and a campaign as regards promoting roads traffic safety. Around 100 buses have been dispatched in the process and the Ministry of Agriculture ensures the necessary supplies such as equipment and tree seedlings.

Mr. Abraham expressed conviction that the program would make remarkable impact in the targeted domains.

Meanwhile, a total of 220 sportspersons, including 36 females, conducted afforestation activities in Asmara across the route to Kushet and expressed satisfaction with engaging in such environmental venture, according to the Sports Commission branch in the region.

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